In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times best-selling author Marie Bostwick takes listeners into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there.…
Welcome to Too Much - where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister, Lydia Dale, were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it’s well known that the females in Mary Dell’s family have two traits in common - superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men.
While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she’ll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted - a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable.…
©2013 Marie Bostwick (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book because it meant leaving New Bern and going to Texas, but I am glad I did. It was a very enjoyable story and it was heartwarming to learn Mary Del's story. It "sewed" up the story of her and Howard and how they came to be alone in the quilting business.
I loved getting to know Mary Dell better and finding out about her roots and how she got started with quilting. Natalie Ross was such a great narrator, sometimes I thought there was really a man doing some of those voices. I didn't want the book to end and I really hope we can have more books about MD and her sweet, sweet Howard.
This was a perfect summer read- pleasant all around
Likable characters and entertaining story coupled with nicely read and performed copy made me wish it wouldn't end
Haven't read every book in the series yet. But, so far this is my favorite. Well written and narrated beautifully. It is entertaining from the first word. Bostwick completely wraps you into a word quilt as creatively designed and constructed as any fabric quilt
So fun to meet the young Mary Dell. I love to plug in and listen while I'm piecing and quilting, and this is the perfect listen.
If you liked the Cobble Court Quilts series, you will love this one. Great characters that you will fall in love with and a simple, sweet love story that unfolds amidst the drama. It has enough of everything to make it an easy and enjoyable read.
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